The City is now moving on reallocating road space for safe movement of walkers and cyclists:
Oddly, the City is calling this announcement “temporary road closures”. Um, no. The roads aren’t closed; they’re being reallocated for the safe use by more users. Closing a road to vehicles doesn’t mean the road itself is closed.
But hey, good move, City. Definitely necessary to provide more space to cyclists heading to Stanley Park along Beach this weekend, and to take pressure off the seawall.
But don’t stop there. Here again is the list of possibilities from HUB Cycling’s Jeff Leigh:
- Beach from Thurlow to Stanley Park to relieve pressure on the seawall paths and to provide access to Stanley Park
- Nelson and Smithe from Richards to Thurlow to connect the West End To False Creek
- Cambie Bridge northbound to ease congestion on the MUP
- Quebec near Terminal, in both directions, to ease congestion in front of Science World
- Pine from 1st to 7th to connect the Arbutus Greenway to 1st
- 1st from Creekside to Cypress, to connect the Arbutus Greenway and link the Seaside Greenway via the 1st Ave bypass, avoiding the tight spot at the end of Creekside
- Main St, to replace the unsafe shared lanes (sharrows) from 14th north
- Pender or preferably Hastings from Burrard to Cardero, to ease congestion on the Seawall path
- Georgia from Cardero to the Causeway, to ease congestion on the Seawall path (Georgia Gateway project)
- Adanac overpass at Cassiar, a known trouble spot since the removal of calming related to the Fortis gas pipeline construction
- Pacific at the Granville loops, a dangerous intersection
- the Granville bridge, to ease congestion on the narrow sidewalks
- parallel routes to the Arbutus Greenway, to ease congestion.
- Ontario, from 16th to 1st
- Expo Blvd in front of Costco (room to queue candidate) where the painted bike lane is often blocked with vehicles, pushing bikes on to the sidewalk.